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Farewell, Fred Voodoo


Feb 10 2014


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Farewell, Fred Voodoo

Farewell, Fred Voodoo

A Conversation with Amy Wilentz

The Forum for Scholars and Publics hosted a discussion with Amy Wilentz about her book, Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti. Farewell, Fred Voodoo is a powerful and personal meditation on the history of Haiti and the history of its representation, based on decades of writing and reporting about the country. Wilentz’s work as a journalist and writer on Haiti as well as in the Middle East and other regions raises broad issues about the relationship between media, culture, and politics in the contemporary world.

Read the New York Times review: A World of Its Own

Listen to Amy Wilentz on WUNC’s The State of Things: Haiti Four Years Later: A Journalist’s Perspective


Amy Wilentz

Amy Wilentz is the author of Farewell Fred Voodoo (2013), which has been nominated for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle award. She is also the author of The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier (1989), Martyrs’ Crossing (2000), and I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen: Coming to California in the Age of Schwarzenegger (2006). She…...

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